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As it happened: SA secure 2nd win with Sri Lanka thrashing

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28 Jun 2019

THAT'S A WRAP!

Thanks for following Sport24's coverage of the Proteas win against Sri Lanka, it's been a long time coming hey!

Stay tuned to Sport24 as our journalist Lloyd Burnard will give us the latest from Durham!

Tomorrow's CWC games: Bangladesh v Afghanistan (11:30 SA time), and then the Oceania derby between Australia and New Zealand (14:30 SA time).

Proteas final game: Saturday, July 6 against Australia (14:30 SA time)

28 Jun 2019

FAF ON THE WIN:

"(This win) feels bittersweet. It doesn't feel like it means that much. It's a little bit too late. But the basics of batting were shown today. We haven't had guys batting through, and big partnerships, but that was the case today. One big partnership, and suddenly everything seems so much easier. Bangladesh was the one that really took the wind out of our sails. England were too good for us on that day. Bangladesh really sucker-punched us in the stomach, and then we took that into the next game, the first week really set us back, but we cant use that as an excuse."

28 Jun 2019

The Proteas were composed, clinical and comfortably the better side as they cruised to a 9-wicket win
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28 Jun 2019

SCORES IN BRIEF

SL 203 all out in 49.3 overs

Kusal Perera 30, Avishka Fernando 30, Dwaine Pretorius 3/25, Chris Morris 3/46)

SA 206/1 in 37.2 overs

Faf du Plessis 96*, Hashim Amla 80*, Lasith Malinga 1/47)

28 Jun 2019

MAN OF THE MATCH

Dwaine Pretorius for his 3 for 25 from his 10 overs.

28 Jun 2019

WHAT A WIN!

Faf du Plessis (96*) and Hashim Amla (80*) steer the Proteas to their second win at this year's Cricket World Cup

28 Jun 2019

FOUR!

Faf tickles the ball to the third-man boundary for four and a win!

PROTEAS WIN BY 9 WICKETS

28 Jun 2019

South Africa need TWO more runs

28 Jun 2019

Faf du Plessis is currently unbeaten on 92 and will unfortunately not be getting his century with three more runs needed for a win

28 Jun 2019

South Africa need 3 from 79 runs

28 Jun 2019

200 up for South Africa

FOUR more runs for victory!

28 Jun 2019

South Africa need 8 from 85 balls

28 Jun 2019

FOUR!

Du Plessis punches the ball straight and hard to the bowler, and the ball races to the boundary, SA 196/1

Faf is in the 90s now!

28 Jun 2019

FOUR!

Du Plessis strikes it pure and straight and the ball races to the boundary, SA 191/1

South Africa need 13 from 90 balls

28 Jun 2019

South Africa need 19 from 96 balls

28 Jun 2019

FOUR!

Du Plessis clips Malinga between the two fielders and the ball races to the fine leg boundary.

Faf is in the 80s*, SA 184/1 in 33.5 overs

28 Jun 2019

Required run-rate at the moment is now 1.43, Proteas going at 5.37

28 Jun 2019

FOUR!

Faf du Plessis cuts through to the square leg boundary!

South Africa closing in on their second World Cup win, SA 178/1 

28 Jun 2019

32 overs gone, SA are 169/1

They still require 35 runs for victory

28 Jun 2019

RECORD?

Faf du Plessis is currently unbeaten on 70 and this innings score is the highest by a South African batsman in this tournament...

Just shows have poor our batsmen have been!

28 Jun 2019

Jeevan Mendis traps Amla on the pads and the umpire gives it OUT!

Amla reluctantly decides to send it upstairs to check for referral but on review it shows that the ball is pitching outside of leg and the decision is reversed.  

Amla is NOT OUT!

28 Jun 2019

Proteas go upstairs for review after Hashim Amla was given OUT

28 Jun 2019

30 overs gone, SA 159/1

Proteas require 45 more runs to win

28 Jun 2019

Malinga is the only Sri Lankan bowler that seemed more or less a threat, other than that, the Proteas have been batting quite briskly and haven't had much trouble in the middle.

28 Jun 2019

150 up for the Proteas in 28.1 overs.

They still require 54 more runs for victory

28 Jun 2019

This ongoing stand between Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis (121) is now South Africa's highest partnership of the tournament.

28 Jun 2019

SIX!

Faf charges down the pitch and smashes the ball straight and over the boundary!

A new ball is needed after the maximum.

SA are 144/1 in 27.3 overs

28 Jun 2019

50 up for skipper Faf du Plessis!

Du Plessis brings up his 33rd half-century and will be hoping to see South Africa through to the end...

28 Jun 2019

27 overs gone, South Africa are 136/1 and still require 68 runs

28 Jun 2019

Watching this performance between Hashim Amla and the skipper, I really wish this was the first match for the Proteas. Can we press restart on this tournament, please?

28 Jun 2019

100 partnership from Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis! 

A victory is near in sight!

28 Jun 2019

25 overs gone, South Africa are 130/1

28 Jun 2019

Amla is currently unbeaten on 54, while Faf du Plessis is on 40*

28 Jun 2019

50 up for Hashim Amla

Amla hits a single to cover point to bring up his 39th half-century! But his innings isn't over yet...

SA 106/1 in 19.2 overs

28 Jun 2019

100 up for the Proteas!

South Africa are well on top here in Chester-le-Street

28 Jun 2019

Isuru Udana is the new bowler for Sri Lanka

28 Jun 2019

As things stand now, it looks like the Proteas are cruising to victory and it's quite annoying.

Now that their tournament is over, they start to look like the good 'ol Proteas team we've come to love and know.

So ironic!

28 Jun 2019

FOUR!

Faf pulls Suranga Lakmal and the ball races to the boundary.

South Africa are chasing down this total nice and quickly, SA 94/1

28 Jun 2019

16 overs gone, SA are 81/1

They still require 123 more runs

28 Jun 2019

50 partnership up for Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis!

These two are playing well and South Africa are in the driving seat

28 Jun 2019

SA 79/1 after 15 overs

28 Jun 2019

The Proteas are trotting on nicely here in Durham, as they currently ahead of the run rate (3.64) and are going at 5.14 an over

28 Jun 2019

MINI-MILESTONE

It seems as if Hashim Amla has scored over 1000 ODI runs in England! What a feat.

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